Best Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Introduced in the 1930s


The Top Ten

1 Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928.

The very first Mickey Mouse balloon, and one based off Mickey Mouse's classic design from his black-and-white films of the late 1920's and early 1930's. First debuted in 1934. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

2 Donald Duck Donald Duck Donald Duck is a cartoon character created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor shirt and cap with a bow tie.

Hey, we can't forget about Mickey's friend Donald now, do we? I'm a bit perplexed as to why he debuted a year after Mickey's balloon debut. Donald's balloon first debuted in 1935. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

3 Felix the Cat Felix the Cat Felix the Cat is a funny-animal cartoon character created in the silent film era. The anthropomorphic black cat with his black body, white eyes, and giant grin, coupled with the surrealism of the situations in which his cartoons place him, combine to make Felix one of the most recognized cartoon characters more.

A simple cute black-and-white design of the iconic Felix the Cat himself. Though, not in the way I thought it would in its first balloon debut... Anyways, it debuted in 1931, being one of the very first balloons, if not, first balloon to be introduced in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in history. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

4 Pinocchio Pinocchio

Not the Disney incarnation, just a regular Pinocchio. That said, it debuted in 1939. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

5 Uncle Sam

I want YOU to know about Uncle Sam's first balloon debut in 1938 (a bit bittersweet that he debuted in the year WWII started...). - ModernSpongeBobSucks

6 The Tin Man

A balloon based off of The Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. Made its first debut in 1939. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

7 Santa Claus Santa Claus

Not exactly the Santa Claus pictured in this item, but rather a cartoon-like Santa balloon first debuted in 1939. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

8 Dragon

More or less, the first dragon balloon debuted in 1937. However, it wasn't based on an existing franchise and was just a generic design. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

9 The Marx Brothers

A balloon based off of an American family comedy act. It was made in dedication to Zeppo Marx's departure from it. The balloon debuted in 1935. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

10 Eddie Cantor

The only full-size balloon based off of a real person. That person being Eddie Cantor, an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor, and songwriter. The balloon debuted in 1934. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The Contenders

11 Minnie Mouse Minnie Mouse Minerva "Minnie" Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney. She was first drawn by Iwerks in 1928, as was Mickey Mouse.
12 Chip & Dale
13 Daisy Duck Daisy Duck Daisy Duck is a cartoon character created in 1940 by Walt Disney Productions as the girlfriend of Donald Duck.
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